Mechanical Engineering


ME 481 is a required course for mechanical engineering majors at MSU.


The course provides students with a team-based capstone design experience in which they:

  • Use the technical expertise, communication skills, and teaming methodologies they have learned throughout their mechanical engineering curriculum, together with their creativity, to solve real-world problems
  • Collaborate with practicing engineers to address problems sponsored by industry
  • Develop new products or re-design existing products to reduce costs or enhance reliability
  • Interact with large, medium, and small companies in the automotive, defense, aerospace, consumer products, interior design and material processing industries.

For a list of projects, see Mechanical Engineering Projects.

More information can be found at Mechanical Engineering.